Selasa, 29 September 2009

National Yoyogi Olympic Stadium, Tokyo Japan


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Kenzo Tange Associates designed the National Yoyogi Stadium for the 1964 olympics. It accommodates 13,291 people for sporting and entertainment events. A smaller stadium has smaller athletic events and an indoor pool.

Gentle curving ramps reach the stadium seating rather than stairs. The large suspension roof structure achieves a distinctly Japanese form with the peaks signifying the entrances. The form is similar to the nearby Meiji Shrine.

It preceded the tent-like structure for the Munich Olympia park. A gentle dome within this accommodates the functions inside. The tensile structure combines with modernist concrete and a soft wood interior to generate a very interesting building.

It also was surely inspired by the Washington Heights U.S. army baracks that served as the nearby Olympic village.

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